Naval Postgraduate School - Inclusion and Diversity
"Faculty, staff and students expect NPS to reflect and exemplify leadership in all ways, including seeing competent, high-quality and valuable diversity at NPS's senior levels. As voiced to me by several of our student leaders: NPS is the place to reflect the excellence of successful leadership approaches to diversity."
The mission of Inclusion & Diversity at NPS is to exemplify a diverse organization (culturally, globally, and cognitively), where inclusive and diverse people and perspectives are appropriately reflected in relevant policies, plans, training, education, and resource planning. We can also impact DON through performance of our mission – educating future leaders.
Diversity and inclusion are bedrock values underpinning NPS' interservice, interagency, and international campus. Our NPS community reflects the promise of our Navy and Marine Corps, our military and of our nation — that talented people from across the country, indeed from around the world — with different backgrounds, ethnicities, and life experiences — can flourish here. Inclusion and diversity of thought are part of our culture, not just as an academic institution, but as part of an unwavering value set that defines who we are and how we lead.
NPS embraces the principles of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. These principles apply to all aspects of the employment relationship and include, but are not limited to, initial consideration for employment, evaluation of performance, promotion and advancement, training, access to facilities, reasonable accommodations, awards, discipline, and termination.
I&D Programs at NPS
Student Leaders, National Naval Officers Association
In this episode of "Listen, Learn, Lead," President Rondeau meets with four university students – Navy Lts. Brandon Carter and J.D. Thomas, Marine Maj. Matt Bowman, and Air Force 1st Lt. Byron Wilson – for a critical conversation on diversity, race and bias, and how the university can lead in this crucial moment in U.S. history.
Women's Equality Day Observation
On 26 August, VADM(Retired) Ann Rondeau, Naval Postgraduate School President, led a dialogue with Lt Col Nicci Rucker, Master Chief Petty Officer Danica Dwyer, and Sergeant Kianna Smart who shared their amazing perspectives and experiences regarding serving in the military, mentorship, and challenges they have faced. Watch the 2020 Women's Equality Day Observance video.